Residents used horse-drawn wagons on the island from 1848 through the 1960s due to the prohibitive cost of hauling fuel to Antelope Island.
Horse and wagon were used
year-round to haul supplies
anywhere they were needed.
In the winter, wagons were
placed on skis. Hay would
be stored in the barn 1.5
miles south of the ranch and
used to feed the cattle when
the snow was too deep.
Erected by Utah State Parks, Antelope Island State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 40° 55.573′ N, 112° 10.011′ W. Marker is near Syracuse, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from Antelope Island Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Fielding Garr Ranch Historic Site, Antelope Island State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syracuse UT 84075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bailers (here, next to this marker); Combines (within shouting distance of this marker); Sickle Mowers (within shouting distance
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.